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HUNGER | 40 Days of Focus, Day 21

  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 | NIV)  You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. (Matthew 5:6 | The Message) What are you hungry for? What are you thirsty for? What sustains you? What keeps you feeling whole and satisfied? For certain people among us, the answer is simple: perfection. We all know those people who want everything to be done right, for everything to be as good as it could possibly be. We know those who chase perfection in all they do - how they raise their family, how they perform academically, how they clean their house, how they organize the files on their computer. There is a right way to do things, and a wrong way to do things. They have a very binary view of the world - right/wrong, black/white, good/evil, straight/crooked. Good enough is not good enough. We call these people "Perfectionists." They f

Is He Ignorant or Just Plain Evil?

Are you familiar with Godwin's Law ? Back in the early 90s, American lawyer and author Mike Godwin developed a law of civil discourse. Basically, Godwin observed that the longer an argument raged on, the more likely it would be that at least one party would compare the opposing party to the Nazis and/or Hitler. How much more true are his findings thirty years later! There's something interesting that happens when we disagree with someone. When we think someone is wrong and we are right, then they must be 1) ignorant , because anyone who truly knew the all the facts would come to the same conclusion as us, or  2) blatantly evil , because if they know the facts and still disagree with us they must have some inherently corrupt worldview or agenda. We have come to believe that no reasonable person would be X . We are reasonable people, so we believe X . That person doesn't believe X ; therefore, they must not be a reasonable person - either ignorant of the facts or unre